Our Distinguished Mentors
Marina Funtik, DMD, MS, FACP
Dr. Marina Funtik started her dental career as a dental lab technician in Europe, moved to the US and graduated summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa and earned her DMD degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. She also holds a Masters Degree in her specialty of Prosthodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics.
She owns 2 practices in Colorado Springs: Oasis and EsthetiX. She was named Rising Star and Woman of Influence and a TOP Dentist. She also serves on the Board of the American Heart Association and in her free time, enjoys the outdoors.
Larry Schmakel, DDS
Dr. Lawrence Schmakel maintains a general practice in Sylvania, OH with a broad spectrum of services which include Total Facial Esthetics, TMD and Sleep Apnea, Implants, Invisalign, Cerec and BioLase Technology. He graduated from The Ohio State University and has attended all the Continuum’s at the LD Pankey Institute. He received his Fellowship Award from the AGD in 1991.
Dr. Schmakel is a member of many dental organizations, including the Toledo Dental Society, (where he is currently Secretary-Treasurer and will be president in 2018), the Chicago Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, (where he received the Fellowship Award in 1991), the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the Ohio Dental Association, the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), where he currently serves as both an Implant Director and Mentor, CerecDoctors.com, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, (AADSM), He’s also a past Advisor to the Ohio Dental Association for Sports Dentistry and a past spokesman for the Ohio Dental Association.
He is also on the Board of Advisors at Owens Community College for both their Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting and EFDA Programs.
Dr. Schmakel also takes care of the annual dental exams for the Detroit Tigers, and is the Team Dentist for the Student Athletes at the University of Toledo.
Dr. Schmakel reports no conflicts of interest.
Jessica Bishop, DDS
Dr. Jessica Bishop graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Molecular Biology with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude. She then attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University Of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 2000. She opened her current practice in Chapel Hill in 2000. Her affiliations include the American Dental Association, Dental Foundation of NC, NC Dental Society, Association of Women Dentists, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Hundreds of hours of continuing education have been completed in the areas of Invisalign, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and pharmacology.
Dr. Bishop reports no conflicts of interest.
Dr. Ira M. Bernstein has been a general dentist for over 35 years. He trained under one of the early pioneers in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders and was an associate in his New York City practice for several years. Dr. Bernstein has done research, authored, and published papers on Cosmetic Dentistry and Temporomandbular Disorders in national and international dental journals. He holds a U.S. Patent for an invention used to help treat TMD patients. Dr. Bernstein has attained Diplomate status in several professional groups and has achieved Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD).
Dr. Bernstein reports no conflicts of interest.
Paul Lombardo, DMD
Dr. Lombardo is a General Dentist who has advanced training in reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. He takes great pride in his ability to offer complete care in a comfortable setting.
He received Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Lombardo then earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He completed an externship at Hanscom Air Force Base focusing on oral surgery, general and cosmetic dentistry. He is fully licensed in conscious and nitrous oxide sedation. In addition to private practice Dr. Lombardo was a Clinical Instructor at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He continuously advances his professional education attending courses in all specialties of dental medicine.
Dr. Lombardo reports no conflicts of interest.
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